Elton John - Don't Shoot Me I'm Only the Piano POLLer

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Two monster hits, both available a hundred other places, but does anyone really listen to this album anymore? I like it at least as much as Goodbye Yellow Brick Road.

Poll Results

OptionVotes
Daniel 7
Elderberry Wine 6
Crocodile Rock 2
Blues for My Baby and Me 2
I'm Gonna Be a Teenage Idol 1
Texan Love Song 0
Have Mercy on the Criminal 0
Midnight Creeper 0
Teacher I Need You 0
High Flying Bird 0


Police, Academy (cryptosicko), Saturday, 9 June 2018 01:06 (four months ago) Permalink

I still love both the hits, but "Blues for My Baby and Me" remains my favourite reason for never just sticking with the Greatest Hits comps.

Police, Academy (cryptosicko), Saturday, 9 June 2018 01:09 (four months ago) Permalink

I always, without fail, think of Elderberry Wine first when I think of this album.

Johnny Fever, Saturday, 9 June 2018 05:12 (four months ago) Permalink

I hate both hits, love "Have Mercy on the Criminal," "Eldeberry Wine," and "Teacher I Need You."

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 9 June 2018 11:41 (four months ago) Permalink

Had to check to see if I had this--I don't, so all I know are the two hits. Never liked "Daniel," still like "Crocodile Rock," but I imagine there's something better on there.

clemenza, Saturday, 9 June 2018 17:38 (four months ago) Permalink

The ballads “Blues For My Baby and Me” and “High Flying Bird” are my favourite things on the record, but pretty much the entire A-side is great.

Police, Academy (cryptosicko), Saturday, 9 June 2018 17:51 (four months ago) Permalink

Teacher.. in a heartbeat.

piscesx, Sunday, 10 June 2018 21:31 (four months ago) Permalink

Crocodile Schlock

calstars, Sunday, 10 June 2018 21:44 (four months ago) Permalink

High Flying Bird and Elderberry Wine are both terrific, but Daniel is huge for a reason.

noel gallaghah's high flying burbbhrbhbbhbburbbb (Doctor Casino), Monday, 11 June 2018 03:17 (four months ago) Permalink

"daniel" is sublime yacht rock, but "elderberry wine," with elton playing glam-rock guitar on his piano, is the masterpiece here.

fact checking cuz, Monday, 11 June 2018 06:46 (four months ago) Permalink

bruce springsteen's piano vamping at the tony awards could have broken out into "blues for baby and me" at any given moment. that would have actually made more sense than "my hometown," which it did lead into.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8x6i4xeNvG0

fact checking cuz, Monday, 11 June 2018 06:49 (four months ago) Permalink

with elton playing glam-rock guitar on his piano,

omigod

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 11 June 2018 11:36 (four months ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Sunday, 17 June 2018 00:01 (four months ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Monday, 18 June 2018 00:01 (four months ago) Permalink

don't really care for this one. prob my least favorite of his records up through GYBR

constitutional crises they fly at u face (will), Monday, 18 June 2018 00:13 (four months ago) Permalink

tbf never heard Empty Sky though

constitutional crises they fly at u face (will), Monday, 18 June 2018 00:14 (four months ago) Permalink

Ha! I find his early records and their strings way too ponderous.

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 18 June 2018 00:14 (four months ago) Permalink

this madam was made for schlock

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 18 June 2018 00:15 (four months ago) Permalink

too ponderous

fair crit. i've gotta be in the mood for it but when i am s/t, TC, MATW, HC & GYBR can scratch that itch

constitutional crises they fly at u face (will), Monday, 18 June 2018 00:20 (four months ago) Permalink

oh! I thought you meant the albums before HC.

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 18 June 2018 00:49 (four months ago) Permalink


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